The Antioch Police Department responded to the home of Antioch City Councilwoman Tamisha Torres-Walker on Saturday after neighbors complained noise and gunshots being fired.
The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 am Saturday on Gary Avenue where police received a report of a large party, noise complaints and shots fired. Police confirmed around the same time as the call from a neighbor, shot spotter picked up 7 rounds fired. Upon arrival, 7 shell casings were located in front of her home—no injuries were reported.
Police said they were met by what appeared to be an intoxicated homeowner (Torres-Walker) who refused to cooperate while stating “Antioch Police could not be trusted”.
At 1:35 am, police received a second call stating the person responsible for the earlier shooting returned and went inside the home. Police were unable to make contact to investigate the shooting.
According to sources, Walker also interfered with the investigating officers including grabbing an ID/paperwork from an Officer.
No other information has been released.
3:00 pm UPDATE: Mayor Lamar Thorpe issues Statement
“I have been briefed about a recent incident involving the Antioch Police Department and Councilmember Torres-Walker. As the mayor of the city of Antioch, I am requesting that Councilmember Torres-Walker immediately step down from her role as the chair of the Antioch Police Oversight Committee.
As elected officials, we do not have to always agree on issues, but we must always agree on the fact that we must set an example for the rest of the city and treat our public employees with respect and dignity for their contributions to our community.”
6:54 pm Update: Antioch Economic Development Chair Calls for Torres-Walker to Resign
As chairman of the Antioch Economic Development Commission, I am calling for the resignation of City Council Member Torres-Walker. Her multiple displays of poor judgement in the City of Antioch is negatively affecting the Cities ability to attract and retain business which supply jobs and goods to our residents and community.
In addition, I am calling on Mayor Thorpe to remove Torres-Walker from the police oversight committee.
Tim McCall – Chairman
Antioch Economic Development Commission.
8:20 pm: Ogorchock Calls on Torres-Walker to Resign from Police Oversight Commission
Due to recent events over the weekend at Councilmember Torres-Walkers home, I believe it is in the best interest of the city that she immediately step down from the police oversight commission and all committees she has been appointed to. I would also ask that she be censured at this time until the on-going investigation is completed.
We as council have to hold ourselves to a higher standard and not degrade or be verbally abusive to our police officers. No city employee should be treated in such a manner.
This incident should not overshadow the good work by our Antioch Police Department nor the progress being made throughout the City of Antioch.
9:20 pm Update: Mike Barbanica Calls on Torres-Walker to Resign from Council
This afternoon I started receiving calls about this weekend’s incident with Council Member Torres-Walker. At 12:46 I began to reach out to Council Member Torres-Walker and asked her to meet in person. This was so I could ask her to immediately resign from the Antioch City Council. I did want her to hear it directly from me. She told me that she could meet me Wednesday, but I requested that it happen today, even if by phone. She told me that she would call and I didn’t hear from her, later stating that we could possibly meet after 5 PM. At 4:38 PM Council Member Torres-Walker did not respond to my request to again meet in person.
I requested to meet with Chief Morefield. He confirmed that there was an active investigation, but details were limited because the PD is investigating this as a shooting. I did confirm that multiple body cameras were active as officers were on scene.
I spoke with the press at 4:53 PM and told them that I am calling for her immediate resignation from the City Council. I also am calling for the APD to release the body cam footage as soon as possible. Total transparency was the reason many of us supported these cameras. We do not need the city dragged through another year of this.
9:42 pm Update: Monica Wilson Requests Torres-Walker Step Aside as Chair
Given recent events, it is in the best interest of our city that Councilwoman Torres-Walker step aside in her role as Chair of the Police Oversight Committee.
Note – a formal request for the body camera footage has been submitted.
Is it any surprise to anyone that gunshots were fired and the shell casings were all in front of her house? This woman is a thug and needs to be removed from office and evicted from our city.
Interfering in an investigation she should be arrested!!
I cannot think of anything witty, or comical to say other than “told ya so” lmfao 🙂 🙂 ok miss torres-walker, time to GTFOH!!!!
Antioch being Antioch! 🤣🤣🤣
Hollywood screen writers couldn’t come with stuff like this. Reality is truly stranger than fiction. Antioch voters, is this a person you want on the governing board of your city?
We don’t want someone like her in any government position, that can make any decisions for Antioch. She is bad news for our City. She needs to go!!!!
As far as Torres-Walker goes, it’s GOING, GOING …….. GONE! Good riddance. She keeps digging herself in.
Shades of city of Oakland’s police commission. Where one member was arrested for stealing cash from her employer ( home depot ) multiple times ( video surveillance evidence and security records) as evidence used by Emeryville police and the Contra Costa District attorney’s office. She was arrested and bailed out but she never told the Mayor , Board of supervisors or the police commission president??? Or the member of the same commission threatened the then chief of police because that member car was legally towed away. Then in a closed door meeting the same commission fired the chief?? That’s a 5 million dollars law suit. THE FOX IS TENDING THE CHICKEN HOUSE.
My heart goes out to the city of Antioch. Your people have enough to manage day to day with the shootings and gang related crime. You should DEFINETELY not have to deal with a councilwoman who is obviously a dyed in the wool THUG! I could say too bad, you elected her but no! This is above and beyond disgraceful! 21 arrests on her record including arson! Kids running around wild like gang bangers! Drunken confrontations with law enforcement. Shots fired at her parties. Her neighbors endangered. When is this going to end? Do the right thing for your community and remove Tamisha Torres-walker from her position as Councilwoman, kicking and screaming if necessary!
She had no business attending city council meetings or voting because she was NOT LEGALLY ELECTED! People seem not to get this! She was arrested over 22 times including for DUI’s and child endangerment! She set fire to an occupied 4-plex,, tried to hide away, was found and then did time in jail for that. Kept this information from the public but many people vetted her. She got shit-mouthed against the police on FB and it was picked up on YouTube and now this latest incident! High time for her to go!
You can take the woman out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the woman. Figured she would come up with several excuses for her actions. Typical.
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